Rehoboth Beach Real Estate

An ever growing amount of people are retiring in the state of Delaware. Delaware offers three amazing counties. Most people who plan to retire do so in Delaware’s Sussex County. Rather than buying a house right on the beach they often look further inland for lower priced homes. An ocean front home can cost you millions of dollars. The further inland you travel the cheaper the homes get. You can buy a beautiful home for only $200,000 rather than of over paying for a bay side home. People are also relocating to gated communities like The Peninsula Delaware. These communities are getting more popular among recent people who retire. The retirees favor these communities because they offer cheaperhomes than that of a house that is only walking distance from the beach. The cities in Sussex County are having a hard time trying to keep up with all of the people relocating there. The cities are planning to construct more electrical lines and are working hard on a new water plan to account for all of the new people. People want to retired in Delaware for a many different reasons. The first reason is the great Delaware beaches They are the absolute cleanest in the entire country. The next reason is all of the new amenities. Another reason is the world class flounder fishing that Delaware has. The last reason is because Delaware is one of the few number of states that have no sales tax. There is no tax on anything you buy in a store like computers, TV’s or even clothes. This would include things you purchase from the internet and have delivered to Delaware as well. If you are searching for a great house in Delaware I suggest you look at all of the Rehoboth Beach real estate. Another great place to search is Lewes DE real estate, and also Bethany Beach Real Estate or even look at the all of the Sussex County real estate area. You will not regret relocating in Delaware, many people have done it and many more are expected to.

Mobile UX – Practice, tips and tools of the trade

User Experience (UX) has gained a solid foothold in the design, development and building of online applications.  Thinking a project through in a high-level visual form is a necessary step towards helping a project become more successful.  The practice is more predominant in the web site space.  As mobile applications continue to grow at an exponential rate, the specialization of mobile User Experience is becoming more important.  This session will be divided into roughly two parts.  The first part is a quick overview and presentation.  The second part is where we get our hands a little dirty as I demonstrate a few tools and techniques.

A lot to cover in a short amount of time.

Other participants who are in the same field, please feel free to share other tools/techniques.

Part I – The Practice of Mobile UX (0:20 min)

  • Introduction
  • Differences between web sites and mobile sites
  • Differences between mobile Apps and mobile sites
  • Different platforms and considerations
  • Current trends (HTML apps)

Part II – Tips and Tools of the Trade (1:00)

  • Wireframing with Omnigraffle
  • Prototyping mobile sites and apps with Axure
  • Prototyping mobile Apps with xCode and PhoneGap
  • Presentation techniques and technologies

Q&A (0:10)


The tools I’ll be primarily be demonstrating are Omnigraffle, Axure.  You can download free trial licenses from the following sites.  These are paid applications, but I will also talk about other solutions (free/open source).

NOTE: You do not have to download these programs to follow along.  This is more of a demo of the landscape of tools available to help present and realize the vision of the project.


I’ll briefly demonstrate how to prototype and deploy an HTML App using PhoneGap (free/open source), xCode ($4.99) and Dreamweaver (v5.5).

Creative Show & Tell

This session will give us an opportunity to learn a little bit more about what each of us does for a living, makes on the side, or has always dreamed about doing or making but never had the chance. Each attendee will have 2-5 minutes to show images/video/audio of past work, and talk briefly about their current interests and ideas. It will be a great way to meet potential collaborators and see what skills other people can bring to the table.

Ideally, whatever you would like to show would already be on the internet (on your website, blog, flickr page, etc), so transitioning from one person to the next will be as easy as typing in a new URL. Small files on a Mac-compatible jump drive would also be okay. Presentations don’t have to be well-prepared; the format will be very informal in order to encourage an open dialogue.

Please come to show, tell, or if you’re shy but curious, just sit and watch other people do the showing and telling. And if this sounds like fun to you but this day/time doesn’t work, let’s schedule another one for sometime next week.

Alicia Eggert

Fun Lorem Ipsum generator

Lorem Ipsum


I found this site the other day: What it does is generate the temporary filler text often used by designers that goes by “Lorem ipsum.” Except instead of the Latin, it creates pork products (or pork products mixed with latin). This I found hilarious, and it inspired my own silly variation: Kosher Ipsum. I think it would be a fun exercise in databases and web design, but I need help with both. Any takers?


Video Installation

Hi all, I’m a filmmaker looking to make an installation that spans space and time, reflecting images and desires through screens, mediated by algorithms and formulas. Recording multiple streams of video, recognizing faces and gazes, tagging them, and playing them back as a mirror. I’d like to spend most of June building something of a prototype for a larger installation and figuring out how this thing could be done.

I’d love to tell you more over coffee and would really love to find some collaborators! / +1-310-595-5330

Open Hardware Round Table

Makerbot, Arduino, Little Bits

Round table with Alicia Gibb (Bug Labs, NYC Resistor & Open Hardware Summit), Ayah Bdeir (Little Bits & Open Hardware Summit), Bre Pettis (Makerbot), Tom Igoe (Arduino & ITP), Catarina Mota (openMaterials).

Free and open source software has been around for several decades during which it evolved from an informal practice of academic and corporate researchers into a multi-billion dollar industry. In recent years, the open source philosophy and approach started to penetrate other areas of human endeavor, now promising to transform not just the world of bytes but also the world of atoms. What are the implications of adopting these practices of knowledge sharing and distributed development to product design and hardware? What happens when everyone has access to digital fabricators and 3D scanners and parametrized models for nearly everything circulate freely on the web? While open source software has already proven itself, how can we create successful businesses for open source hardware and consumer products? Join us on this Q&A session to discuss these and other open source hardware related questions.

Agile Book Project

Looking for design help with a project around reinventing the books for the field of electronic arts.  Looking to create a sort of cloud based in-design that works with git-hub.